Eddie Hearn, who works with both Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin, says a trilogy fight is not likely to happen in 2021 - because Canelo is focused on unifying the entire super middleweight division.
Canelo and Golovkin fought to a controversial twelve round split draw in 2017. A year later, Canelo won a twelve round majority decision over Golovkin.
Canelo was in action on Saturday night, when he retained his WBC, WBA super middleweight titles with a one-sided stoppage of Avni Yildirim in three rounds.
Back in December, Canelo captured the WBC, WBA world titles with a domination of Callum Smith.
He will fight again on May 8th, in a three belt unification with WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders.
And if all goes well, the next target will be a September fight with IBF champion Caleb Plant.
"The focus of Canelo and Eddy [Reynoso] is to be undisputed champion, and if we were to follow that line, it goes with [Billy Joe] Saunders in May, with [Caleb] Plant in September. The fight with Golovkin remains there as one great fight, but right now Canelo has history and legacy on his mind and that is being the undisputed champion in his division," Hearn told ESPN Deportes.
As far as Golovkin, Hearn would like to see him defend his IBF middleweight championship against unbeaten Jaime Munguia. He cautioned that the idea of Golovkin facing Munguia on a date in May is not likely.
And then he'd like to get him in a unification with WBA champion Ryota Murata.
"Golovkin-Munguia would be a great fight, Golovkin and Murata could be at the end of the year, in December, so Munguia with Golovkin would be full of action, it would be a very big fight, but maybe not in May," Hearn said.